A 28 year old Fijian man committed suicide yesterday, after losing his job at the Nabua based British American Tobacco Limited.
The father of four was told on Friday he was being made redundant, along with other workers.
Sources say he didn't tell his family he'd lost his job.
Before midday on Saturday, he wrote a note saying he was unemployed and was ashamed because he couldn't pay for his children's education and provide them with the necessities of life, anymore.
He then hung himself on a nearby breadfruit tree in broad daylight.
Coupfourpointfive has been told British American Tobacco was the largest taxpaying business in Fiji, paying between 50 to 60 million dollars annually.
Fosters Group, formerly Carlton Brewery Fiji Limited, is believed to be the second highest taxpaying business.